Nordic Ministers and Decision-Makers Gather to Accelerate the Green Transition

Nordic Ministers and Decision-Makers Gather to Accelerate the Green Transition

From the 21st-25th of May 2018, Malmö and Copenhagen will host Nordic Clean Energy Week. The energy week offers ministers and decision-makers from all over the world the opportunity to explore renewable energy solutions from the Nordic region.

Ministers and decision-makers from the world’s largest economies will meet in Copenhagen and Malmø for five days towards the end of May 2018 in order to accelerate the global green transition. The member countries of the organisations Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and Mission Innovation (MI) account for 75% of global emissions and 90% of global energy investments combined. Thus, the green energy week is a unique opportunity for ministers and decision-makers from all over the world to explore sustainable Nordic solutions. An important event on the road to realising the Paris Agreement’s vision of a fossil free future.

A contribution to global climate targets

The Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate is hosting the annual ministerial meetings in both Clean Energy Ministerial and Mission Innovation in collaboration with Sweden, Norway, Finland, the EU Commission and Nordic Council of Ministers.

In CEM, ministers and decision-makers meet and focus on how to exchange experiences with sustainable energy solutions. In MI, the focus is on strengthening research on clean energy technologies.

-I am very proud that the Nordic region has been appointed host for Clean Energy Ministerial and Mission Innovation. It provides us with an opportunity to show the largest economies in the world our solutions related to the green transition. At the same time, the green energy week is an important contribution to the global climate targets, says Minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate Lars Chr. Lilleholt.

Cross-sector collaboration

In parallel with the ministerial meetings in CEM and MI, there will be a range of conferences, meetings and events on energy and sustainability taking place under the title Nordic Clean Energy Week. State of Green is coordinating this initiative, with Vestas as their main sponsor. The purpose is to allow public and private actors, companies, organisations, universities etc. to present their solutions related to renewable energy.

-I would like to thank Vestas for their contribution to Nordic Clean Energy Week. Additionally, many private and public actors have indicated their interest in being part of the energy week. It shows that we can push the green agenda internationally when we collaborate across governments, companies, organisations and universities, says Minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate Lars Chr. Lilleholt.

Facts

CEM: Clean Energy Ministerial and Mission Innovation consist of almost all of the largest economies in the world as well as Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. CEM and MI is thereby Denmark’s direct entry point to the energy policies in G20. CEM focuses on practical cooperation, exchange of good experiences with green solutions and involvement from the industry.

MI: Mission Innovation was launched on the 30th of November 2015, on the opening day of COP21 in Paris. The initiative focuses on strengthening research in clean energy technologies in order to encourage a cheaper green transition through ongoing cost reductions and thereby provide an important contribution to the implementation of the Paris Agreement from COP21.

Source:Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate